Power of Affection
My wife was down with flu and severe headache this weekend. It was impossible for her to do anything. I saw her struggle to stand and go to the bathroom by herself. It was painful to see her that way. She already manifested symptoms Friday night. What I thought would get better over the weekend turned out to be worse.
Sorry my dear, had I paid more attention this would not have gone worse!
Sunday morning, I decided to prepare chicken noodles for her. While eating, I asked her if she can manage to take a bath by herself. Thank God she said yes! If she had said no, I might not know what to do. After breakfast, I prepared chopped raw garlic for her to take. You see, I found several remedies taking raw garlic. Garlic has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. I told her not to chew, and instructed her to take them as she would any pill. I asked her to take a rest or sleep, forbade her to read anything. Sleep my darling, close your eyes…you will feel better in no time.
She woke up shortly before mid day. I did notice limited sniffs and less watering in her eyes. She said she felt better and thinks her headache is gone. I asked her to have lunch if she feels like eating; I prepared beef ramen with carrots for her. I made sure everything was soft enough for her to take. She ate a bowl and was smiling at me afterwards. She asked me to come near her so she can wipe away sweat on my forehead. She saw me sweating from cooking and doing laundry at the same time. She asked me how I managed to do both at the same time? I simply told her, “I’m an Engineer remember”? She smiled, walked up to me and gave me a hug. I heard her whisper, “thank you darling for taking care of me”.
She gave me a hug and acknowledged what I did for her that day. To me the hug meant everything; more than a reward. I was proud of myself that morning because I took care of my wife when she needed me the most. I will never forget that smile!
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